Dothan Man Arrested for Capital Murder

Shortly after 8 PM on Saturday, March 17th Dothan Police received a call of a possible death at the residence located at 611 Hodgesville Road, Dothan. Once officers arrived, it was apparent that this was a crime scene. 91 year old Mabel Fowler was determined to be the victim of a homicide.

Investigators and Crime Scene Technicians worked throughout the evening and well into Sunday morning processing the scene and collecting evidence.  Throughout the course of the investigation we located, interviewed and charged one person with committing the heinous murder. We have charged Joe Nathan Duncan, 58 years old of Dothan, with one Count of Capital Murder. He has been placed in the Jail under a “no bond”.

The investigation is continuing and more detail will be released at a press briefing on Monday morning at 10:30 AM.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Joe Nathan Duncan

Dothan Police Charge Several in Local Robberies

On March 14th the Dothan Police Department executed seven search warrants throughout the City in connection with the recent robberies that occurred March 9th through March 12th. Five Search Warrants were executed in the early morning hours. These search warrants were served at the following locations:

  • 700 block of Chinook St.
  • 800 block of Whiddon St.
  • 100 block of Kohler Ct.
  • 100 block of Naomi Dr.
  • 600 block of Wheat Street

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Robbery at the Hobo Pantry

On March 12th at approximately 11:40 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a robbery at the Hobo Pantry in the 2400 block of Reeves Street. An employee stated that three black males entered the business, armed with firearms,  and demanded cash from the register. The employee opened the register and the suspects were able to obtain approximately $150.00 in cash and flee the scene on foot.

The suspects were described as three black males, one wearing a black backpack, black sweatshirt, and black running pants with red stripes and black shoes. Another suspect was described as wearing a black sweatshirt, camouflage pants, black shoes. The third suspect was wearing a grey pullover sweatshirt, black pants, and red shoes. The third suspect also had shoulder length dreds.

Dothan Police request that anyone with information regarding this crime call 334-615-3000 or call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

     

Robbery at Dollar General

On March 11th at approximately 7:50 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Dollar General in the 1000 block of Montgomery Highway. Once on scene officers discovered that two black males entered the business armed with handguns and demanded money from the employee.

The employee was able to escape from the scene and no injuries were reported. The suspects fled the scene on foot and were last seen running towards the rear of the store. No money or property was obtained during the robbery.

One of the suspects was described as being approximately 6’0″ tall and 180 lbs., wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a camouflage bandana covering his face. The other suspect was described as being approximately 5’7″ tall and 140 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, a black backpack with white stripes, and a silver bandana covering his face.

This investigation is ongoing and the Dothan Police Department requests that anyone with any information pertaining to the robbery call 334-615-3000 or call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

Robbery at Kangaroo Convenience Store

On March 9th at approximately 11 p.m. Dothan Police responded to a robbery at the Kangaroo Convenience Store in the 300 block of Ross Clark Circle. Once on scene they discovered that three black males entered the business with bandanna’s covering their faces. All three subjects were armed with handguns. They demanded money from the employee and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. All three suspects were described as black males wearing black hoodies and black pants.

During the same time as the store robbery, three black males wearing blue hoodies and blue jeans approached a customer at the gas pumps armed with handguns. The suspects demanded that the customer empty his pockets. They escaped on foot with a cell phone, wallet, and a pack of cigarettes.

There were no injuries during the robberies and the robberies are still under investigation. The Dothan Police Department requests that anyone with any information about these robberies to call 334-615-3000 or call CrimeStoppers at 334-793-7000.

Dothan City School Employee Arrested for School Employee Soliciting a Sex Act with a Student under the Age of 19 Years

On March 9th Dothan Police Investigators arrested Phillip Erin Burns of Sweetwater Drive, Dothan and charged him with School Employee Soliciting a Sex Act with a Student under the Age of 19 Years.

Investigators were notified by Dothan City Schools of the allegations against Burns, an employee at Girard Middle School and Northview High School. The investigation revealed that Burns engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with a student on a social media messaging app.

Burns was subsequently arrested and a bond amount of $6,000.00 was set.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Three Arrested on Multiple Charges For Breaking into Vehicles

Dothan Police investigators have arrested three individuals in connection with a string of recent vehicle break-ins. The break-ins occurred between mid February and the beginning of March 2018. Several vehicles on the south side of Dothan, in the Blackmon Road area, were broken into and several items were taken.

On March 7th Dothan Police Investigators arrested Anthony Allen Dault of Alex Circle, Dothan and charged him with 9 counts  of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. He was also charged with 8 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and 2 counts of Theft of Property 1st Degree. Dault has bonds totaling $182,000.00.

Investigators also charged Blake Levoy Dooling of Alex Circle, Dothan and charged him with 8 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and 4 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. Dooling has bonds totaling $140,000.00.

Also charged for his involvement in the crimes was Brandon Keith Hale of Pansey Rd. in Ashford. Hale was charged with 7 counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and 1 count of Theft of Property 1st Degree. He has bonds totaling $70,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Additional Charges for Terminated Dothan Police School Resource Officer

On February 27, 2018 Dothan Police Investigators obtained an additional arrest warrant for Adrian Alexander Folmar. In December 2017 Folmar was charged with School Employee Engaging in a Sex Act with a Student Under the Age of 19 Years Old. As part of the ongoing investigation, Folmar has also been charged with School Employee Having Sexual Contact with a Student Under the Age of 19 Years Old.

As part of the original investigation an additional victim, 14 years of age, was identified. Folmar was subsequently charged with School Employee Having Sexual Contact with a Student Under the Age of 19 Years Old. This investigation is ongoing and the bond has been set at $15,000.00.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Robbery of Papa John’s

On February 20, 2018 the Dothan Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the southside Papa John’s location in the 2000 block of Ross Clark Circle.

During the robbery an unknown  male wearing a blue hoodie, mask and red pants who was armed with a small silver and black handgun robbed the store of US currency. The suspect then fled the store on foot or likely may have gotten into a waiting vehicle.

The Dothan Police Department is asking anyone with information on this incident to please call us at 334-615-3000.

Community members who wish to assist in an anonymous capacity, please call Crime Stoppers at 334-793-7000 or visit tipsubmit.com. The Dothan Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help in an anonymous capacity.

 

Dothan Police Looking for Police Impersonator

On February 11th 2018 patrol officers responded to a report of a police impersonator. The victim reported that he was stopped in the 1300 block of E. Selma St. by two black males that were driving a black Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquise. The vehicle was described as having black wheels and a push bumper on the front. The vehicle was equipped with a loud speaker and “flashing all blue lights”.  The black male was described as approximately 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 210 pounds with a muscular build and short haircut.

The victim reported that he was told over the loud speaker to pull over. He was approached by a black male wearing a uniform with patches and a gold badge attached to his shirt. The impersonator had a police style duty belt with a radio that may have been a scanner. The victim also stated that a second black male was in the passenger seat of the vehicle, but never exited. He was asked for his drivers license and was told to exit and stand at the rear of his vehicle. He was told he matched the description of a suspect he was looking for then released.

The Dothan Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding this incident please contact them at 334-615-3000 or call Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000.

The Dothan Police Department would also like the community to know that if you come into contact with an officer and you are unsure about the encounter please call 911. If you are being stopped slowly pull to a well lit populated area. If continuing to a well lit area is going to take an extended period of time dial 911 and ask the dispatcher if it is in fact a police officer that is pulling you over.

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